verb (used without object)
- opt in,
- opt out,
Origin of opt
Examples from the Web for opt
Men may opt out of the discussion rather than risk saying something wrong.
Nor, however, did it opt for opening a dialogue with the civil society.
Instead, opt for eating complete meals with good sources of protein and fiber.
If you tend to inhale your food without realizing how much you consumed, opt for nibbles like in-shell pistachio nuts.12 Thanksgiving Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work|DailyBurn|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Allowing religiously affiliated organizations to opt out of Obamacare, period.RFRA Madness: What’s Next for Anti-Democratic ‘Religious Exemptions’|Jay Michaelson|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Any person over 18 years of age habitually resident in the territory restored to Denmark will be entitled to opt for Germany.
Czechoslovaks who are habitually resident in Germany will have a similar right to opt for Czechoslovak nationality.
Epopt, ep′opt, n. one initiated into the Eleusinian mysteries.
May "opt" for one day, you're unable to say, and in vain you appeal to Authority.
Word Origin for opt
1877, from French opter "to choose" (16c.), from Latin optare "choose, desire" (see option). To opt out is attested from 1922. Related: Opted; opting.